Templar Holy Shroud and Fountain


PENTAX ImageHughes de Rougemont of Villersexel was a Grand Master of the Knight Templars. Who is he?

Jon Presco

Copyright 2013


By this Charter, Ponce de Moysia, prior of Gigny, together with John of Chalon, count of Burgundy, soul, Lord of Coligny and of Andelot and Hugues de Rougemont, Grand Ma tre of the Temple, gave its seal authenticity to a famous donation. This was the one that Manasses of Coligny, brother of soul, made to the order of the Temple by receive Knight of the suzerainty of Montagna, Broissia, Eperigna (closed at Montfleur) and Holy Fountain (La Balme of Epy). This Charter, which also contains the name of the property, is one of the oldest written in French language. It mentions a large number of sites across the country and is of interest in more than one respect. Since this donation, the village of Montagna was nicknamed the Templar by distinction of Montagna-le-renewed, near Saint-Amour.
Excerpts from the history of the Canton of Saint-Julien sur Suran in Franche-Comté, book of Marius de VEYRE, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences, Belles Lettres and Arts de Lyon (1965).

Hugues de Payens: the birth of the Templars: the memory regainedBy Thierry Leroy (Champagne historian

Humbert de Rougemont owned the Shroud of Turin
(Images: Montfort Castle home to Humbert and Margaret de


“June 1418: The widowed Margaret de Charny marries Humbert of
Villersexel, Count de la Roche, Lord of St.Hippolyte sur Doubs.”

Humbert de Villersexel is Humbert de Rougemont.


“1208 – Pons de la Roche presents to Amadeus de Tramelay, Archbishop
of Besançon, the Shroud that his son Othon de la Roche, Latin Duke
of Athens, had sent him from Constantinople.”

Aymon 2 de Rougemont was the Seigneur of Villersexel. He married
Guillemette de Ray, the daughter of Othon 2 de la Roche.

Othon 1 de la Roche (-before 1161) had a son named Pons de la Roche
the Seigneur de Ray. He first married Marguerite Tilchatel who may
be a Rougemont who came to own Til-Chatel. Guillaume, Gui, Humbert4,
Gui 2, and Thibaut 6 were Seigneurs of Til-Chatel. Othon then
married Pontia de Rougemont/de Dramelay the daughter of Thiebaud 2
de Rougemont. They has three children. Humbert, Thiebaud, and
Sibylle de la Roche. This union makes the Shroud the Rougemont
family icon, or relic.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2006

It has long been suspected the Knights Templars came to own the
Shroud of Turin, some scholars suggesting it is the Holy Graal
itself. Here is evidence this was the case.

Jeane de Vergy, the grandniece of Othon de la Roche, son of Pons de
la Roche, presented the shroud to Amadeus de Tramelay, Archbishop of
Besancon, and Latin Duke of Athens. Tramelay is also spelled
Dramelay, as in the case of Bernard Dramelay/Tramelay, the fourth
Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Fromond Dramelay married
N.Rougemont, and from them descend the de la Roches, they the Lords
of Neufchatel. You can follow the Rougemont line to Aumiry de
Rochefoucauld who was the Grand Master of the Templars in Paris.



The fifth son of Guy II of Rougemont and Guillemette de Coublant,
was lord of Pichanges. In December 1265, having
recalled the donations made to the temple by Aimon IV and Guy II, he
gave to the Templars, with the agreement of his elder brother, Jean,
Lord of Rougemont, the right of pasturage on his lands of Pichanges
and Spoy. He died in 1271 and was buried before the altar in the
chapel of Fontenotte and conferring his Templar rank of Preceptor


Humbert of Villersexel

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Humbert of Villersexel (1385-1437) County of la Roche, Lord of Villersexel, Maîche, ORB and Saint Hippolyte.

1 Biography
1.1 Shroud of Turin
2 . See also
3 External links
Humbert of Villersexel, from the House of Faucogney, was born in 1385, son of the count of La Roche Henri de Villersexel and Guillemette of Vergy (daughter of Jean II de Vergy’s House of Vergy)
In 1398, he married his first wife Marguerite of Montfaucon, (circa 1388-1410), ORB Lady, daughter of the count de Monbéliard Henri de Montbéliard, Montfaucon family.
In 1418, he married his second wife Marguerite de Charny (daughter of Lord Geoffroy II of Charny and widow by first marriage of Jean de Beauffremont (Maison de Bauffremont) killed at the battle of Agincourt in 1415. They have no children.
Humbert disappears in June 1437 at the age of 62 years, last count of the Roche.
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At the beginning of the XVe century, bands of brigands, large companies, then ravaging the France. Fearing for the preservation of the shroud, the canons of Lirey, who have inherited the relic, the Entrust 6 June 1418 Marguerite de Charny, granddaughter of Geoffroy de Charny, and her husband, Humbert of Villersexel.
In 1418, Humbert of Villersexel, count of the Roche and husband of Marguerite de Charny, plaça again the shroud in his castle of Montfort to protect it from looters and the hundred years warbands. It the then moved to Saint-Hippolyte (Doubs), another of his fiefs. At his death in 1438, the canons of Lirey appealed in court to force his wife to return the relic, but the Parliament of Dole and the Court of Besançon gave reason to the latter, who traveled in different places with the shroud, namely Cork, Geneva, Annecy, Paris, France, Nice.
On 13 September 1452, it exchanges the relic with Anne of Lusignan, wife of Duke Louis Ier of Savoy, against the castle of Varambon.

Humbert III de Rougemont, squire , lord of Rougemont and Autoreille cited in charters of Charity and Grace Dieu ( Besancon ) in 1230 , 1233 and 1239 .
Mariage et succession : Marriage and succession:
Il épouse Elvis/Aleydis (de Durnay ?) de qui il a : He married Elvis / Aleydis (of Durnay?) Who has:
Thiébaud IV qui suit, Thiébaud IV below,
Hugues, il épouse Alix de Ray, Hugues, he married Alix de Ray,
Odon ou Eudes, (? – 23 juin 1301), archevêque de Besançon de 1269 à 1301 . Odo or Eudes (? – 23 June 1301), Archbishop of Besançon from 1269 to 1301 . Inhumé devant le grand autel de l’ abbaye Notre-Dame de Bellevaux , Buried before the high altar of the Abbey of Our Lady of Bellevaux ,
Isabelle, elle épouse Jean de la Roche , Isabelle, she married Jean de la Roche ,
Clémence, elle épouse Ponce/Pons de la Roche-Chambornay. Clemence, she married Ponce / Pons de la Roche-Chambornay.

( Humbert de ROUGEMONT ) ( Humbert of ROUGEMONT )
Titres: Seigneur de Rougemont en Franche-Comté Titles: Lord of Rougemont in Franche-Comté

Né vers 1260 julien Born about 1260 Julian
Décédé Deceased
Parents Parents
Thibaud III de ROUGEMONT , Seigneur de Rougemont en Franche-Comté , Vicomte de Besançon , né vers 1230 julien, décédé après 1265 julien Thibaud III of Rougemont , Rougemont Lord of Franche-Comté , Besançon Viscount , born about 1230 Julian, died after 1265 Julian
Marié avec Married
Comtesse de BELMONT Countess of Belmont
Union(s), enfant(s) , les petits enfants et les arrière-petits-enfants Union (s), child (ren), grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Marié après 1306 julien avec Isabelle de ROCHEFORT , née vers 1280 julien, décédée Julian married after 1306 with Isabelle de Rochefort , born about 1280 Julian, died
Marié avec Agnès de DURNAY , née vers 1270 julien, décédée en 1306 julien à l’âge de peut-être 36 ans (Parents : Married Agnes DURNAY , born about 1270 Julian, Julian died in 1306 at the age of maybe 36 years (Parents: Gérard II DE DURNAY , Seigneur de Durnes ca 1245-1275 & Gerard DURNAY II , Lord of Durnes ca 1245-1275 & Marguerite DE JOUX ca 1245- ) dont Marguerite JOUX ca 1245 -), whose
Thibaud IV de ROUGEMONT 1269- Thibaud IV ROUGEMONT 1269 –
Marguerite de ROUGEMONT ca 1290-1350 mariée vers 1310 julien avec Etienne III , Baron d’Oiselet ca 1290-1335 dont Daisy ROUGEMONT ca 1290-1350 married around 1310 with Julian Stephen III , Baron Oiselet which ca 1290-1335
Jean I , Baron d’Oiselet †1372 marié avant 1335 julien avec Isabelle de VILLERSEXEL †1368 dont : John I , Baron Oiselet † 1372 married before 1335 Julian with Isabella VILLERSEXEL † 1368 including:
Etienne IV , Baron d’Oiselet 1338-1402 Stephen IV , Baron Oiselet 1338-1402
Jeanne d’OISELET †1400 Jeanne birdie † 1400
Jean II d’OISELET 1335-1355 John II birdie 1335-1355
Élisabeth d’OISELET ca 1325- mariée avec Gauthier de CHAUVIREY , Chevalier 1327/- dont : Elizabeth of birdie ca 1325 – married Gauthier Chauvirey , Knight 1327 / – including:
Odette de CHAUVIREY , Dame de Chauvirey-le-Vieil †ca 1345 Odette Chauvirey , Lady Chauvirey-the-Old † ca 1345
Odon ou Eudes de ROUGEMONT /1299-1341 Odo or Eudes de Rougemont / 1299-1341
Fratrie Siblings
Isabelle de ROUGEMONT ca 1225- Mariée vers 1243 avec Robert Ier de CHOISEUL ca 1223- Isabelle de Rougemont ca 1225 – Married about 1243 with Robert I of CHOISEUL ca 1223 –
Humbert III de ROUGEMONT , Seigneur de Rougemont en Franche-Comté ca 1260- Marié après 1306 julien avec Isabelle de ROCHEFORT ca 1280- Humbert III of Rougemont, Rougemont Lord of Franche-Comté ca 1260 – after 1306 Married with Julian Isabelle de Rochefort ca 1280 –
Humbert III de ROUGEMONT, Seigneur de Rougemont en Franche-Comté ca 1260- Marié avec Agnès de DURNAY ca 1270-1306 Humbert III of Rougemont, Rougemont Lord of Franche-Comté ca 1260 – Married Agnes DURNAY ca 1270-1306


Isabelle de Villersexel1,2
F, #85629, d. 18 August 1365
Isabelle de Villersexel|d. 18 Aug 1365|p2850.htm#i85629|Jean, Seigneur de Villersexel|d. 27 May 1319|p2850.htm#i85630|Marguerite de Cuiseaux||p2850.htm#i85631|Aymon d. Faucogney, Seigneur de Villersexel|d. 18 Dec 1309|p2850.htm#i85636|Simone d. Longvy|d. 1294|p2850.htm#i85637|Humbert d. Clairvaux||p2850.htm#i85632|Isabelle|d. 1296|p2850.htm#i85633|
Jean, Seigneur de Villersexel1 d. 27 May 1319
Marguerite de Cuiseaux1
Isabelle de Villersexel married Sir Jean I, Baron d’Oiselet, Seigneur de Villeneuve & Clervans, son of Etienne III, Baron d’Oiselay, la Villeneuve, & Seveux and Marguerite de Rougemont, before 1335.1,2 Isabelle de Villersexel died on 18 August 1365.1
Sir Jean I, Baron d’Oiselet, Seigneur de Villeneuve & Clervans d. 1372
Jean d’ Oiselet3 b. 19 Sep 1335, d. 10 Jul 1355
Sir Etienne IV, Baron d’Oiselay+3 b. 21 Jul 1338, d. 2 May 1402
Jeanne d’ Oiselet+1 b. c 10 Aug 1342, d. 1400

Etienne III, Baron d’Oiselay, la Villeneuve, & Seveux1,2
M, #85638, d. 16 April 1335
Etienne III, Baron d’Oiselay, la Villeneuve, & Seveux|d. 16 Apr 1335|p2850.htm#i85638|Etienne II, Baron d’Oiselay & Chamblay|d. 19 Aug 1324|p2850.htm#i85645|Alix de Choiseul|d. 5 Dec 1310|p2850.htm#i85646|Sir William I. Baron d’Oiselay|d. 23 Oct 1270|p2850.htm#i85647|Marguerite d. Vienne||p1957.htm#i58812|Jean I. Sire de Choiseul & d’Aigremont, Constable of Burgundy|d. Mar 1309 or May 1309|p2125.htm#i63848|Alix-Bertremette d’ Aigremont|d. Mar 1302|p1907.htm#i57314|
Etienne II, Baron d’Oiselay & Chamblay1 d. 19 Aug 1324
Alix de Choiseul3 d. 5 Dec 1310
Etienne III, Baron d’Oiselay, la Villeneuve, & Seveux married Marguerite de Rougemont, daughter of Humbert III, Sire de Rougemont and Agnes de Durnay, circa 1310.1,2 Etienne III, Baron d’Oiselay, la Villeneuve, & Seveux died on 16 April 1335.1,2
Marguerite de Rougemont d. 13 Oct 1350
Sir Jean I, Baron d’Oiselet, Seigneur de Villeneuve & Clervans+1 d. 1372

Bellevaux, Bella Vallis was founded by Pons i. de La Roche and Etienne de Traves in 1119, he comes to the first girl of theAbbey of Morimond and was also the first Cistercian Abbey in Franche-Comté[1].
The birth of the Abbey of Bellevaux coincides with the appearance of the line of the Lords of La Roche-sur-L’ognon likely from the Lords of Scey and Traves. an estate it is formed with the help of the Lords of Cirey and Chambornay[1].
The Church is consecrated in 1143 and dedicated to our Lady[1].
Abbey dependent on four barns in 1139, eight in 1178 (Cirey, Magny, Valleroy, Baslieres, Trevey, Argirey, Champoux and Braillans – the last two for a clearing nearby)[1].
Bellevaux participates in the swarming of the abbeys following mother Morimond : from 1124, it contributes to the creation of theLucelle Abbey in the diocese of Basel and then to the diocese of Lausanne, to Montheron (around 1130)[1]. In its immediate proximity, it creates institutions Rosières (1132) and charity (1133); then, the Lords of La Roche became Lords in Attica as a result of the Fourth Crusade, theAbbey of Daphni (sometimes called “Laurum Abbey” in certain acts)[2], in present Greece[1].
End of thee century XII, the Abbey has the chance to get the very important relics: those of Pierre de Tarentaise. Former monk became Archbishop of Tarentaise (1141-1174), he travels the Burgundy to get the Pope to support in its fight against the emperor when the death surprises him. Despite the wishes of the canons of Tarentaise, it is buried in Bellevaux, and reputation of holy man and miracle worker, was canonized in 1191[1].
Bellevaux therefore became an important centre of pilgrimage of many nobles of the surroundings while (first amongst which the Lords of La Roche) and even three archbishops of Besançon (Gerard, Nicolas and Eudes de Rougemont are buried in the Abbey Church[1]. After the French Revolution, the relics are transferred to the Church of Cirey.
From thee century XIV, barns are leased and the Abbey invests in Saltworks in Lons-le-Saunier and Salins. They are building a mansion in Besançon. Workforce decline to reach a score of monks (18 in 1352 during the visit of the Abbot of Morimond)[1].
The situation is more difficult: the Abbey account more than six monks in 1497 and it comes to expose the relics of Pierre de Tarentaise exceptionally to attract alms to repair the Church[1].
Commendatory Abbot stands little by little: Jean Rolin, son of the Chancellor Rolin became Abbot in 1455. It is definitive from 1551 and D’andelot Pierre abbatiate[1].
The ten years war hit head-on Abbey: in 1650, said prior have more water for the altar or book to say mass. It is the sole occupant[1]. In the 18th century the situation improved considerably: the earnings of many possessions were abundant, 4-5 monks with a dozen employees lived a comfortable life, and sumptuous buildings are erected during the last commendatory Abbot, also Bishop of Évreux, Louis-Albert de Lezay-Marnésia.
The Abbey was sold as national property in 1791 Thomas de Vesoul, which resells them in 1795 at the général Pichegru[1]. In 1817, Eugene Huvelin, former monk of theAbbey of Sept-Fons, and two lay of the same monastery bought the buildings from the heirs of Charles Pichegru and settle a new community of twenty-five monks, under the observance of Sept-Fons. DOM Huvelin made back the relics of Pierre de Tarentaise, installed in a chapel built in an extension of the building with the stables outside the fence.

Pons i. de La Roche (?- 1134), son of Otto i. Scey in Varais and Sybille, is the founder of the lineage of la Roche sur L’ognon (today Rigney) and co-founder (with Etienne de Traves) of theAbbey of Bellevaux in 1119.
He has three sons:
Pons de la Roche (?- 1156) 1er Abbot of Bellevaux
Hugh de la Roche (? – circa 1164) who married the daughter of Guillaume de Roulans.
Otto I of the rock, it was the name of Roulans


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Bellevaux , Bella Vallis fut fondée par Pons I er de La Roche et Étienne de Traves en 1119, il s’agit de la première fille de l’ abbaye de Morimond et fut aussi la première abbaye cistercienne en Franche-Comté [ 1 ] . Bellevaux, Vallis Bella was founded by Pons I de La Roche and Etienne de Traves in 1119, it is the first daughter of the Abbey of Morimond and was also the first Cistercian abbey in Franche-Comté [1] .
La naissance de l’abbaye de Bellevaux coïncide avec l’apparition de la lignée des seigneurs de La Roche-sur-Ognon vraisemblablement issus des seigneurs de Scey et de Traves ; un domaine foncier lui est constitué avec l’aide des seigneurs de Cirey et de Chambornay [ 1 ] . The birth of the Abbey Bellevaux coincides with the appearance of the line of the lords of La Roche-sur-l’Ognon likely from the lords of Scey and Traves, an estate it is made ​​with the help of lords Cirey and of Chambornay [1] .
L’église est consacrée en 1143 et dédiée à Notre-Dame [ 1 ] . The church was consecrated in 1143 and dedicated to Our Lady [1] .
De l’abbaye dépendent quatre granges en 1139, huit en 1178 (Cirey, Magny, Valleroy, Baslières, Trevey, Argirey, Champoux et Braillans – les deux dernières permettant des défrichages aux alentours) [ 1 ] . Abbey depend four barns in 1139, eight in 1178 (Cirey Magny Valleroy, Baslières, Trevey, Argirey, Champoux and Braillans – for the last two clearings around) [1] .

Otto (or Othon) de la Roche (died 1234) was a Burgundian nobleman from the castle of La Roche-sur-l’Ognon, in the Franche-Comté commune of Rigney, Doubs. He joined the Fourth Crusade in 1204 and became the first Duke of Athens.
He took the title of megaskyr or grand seignior in Athens. He held his Greek possessions from the King of Thessalonica. He fortified the Acropolis. In 1208, he took the title of duke.
In May 1209, the Latin emperor Henry called his first of two parliaments at Ravennika and Otto and his close ally Geoffrey I of Villehardouin made an appearance to demonstrate their loyalty to the emperor. On 2 May 1210, at the second parliament, the two barons ratified the pact between church and state, but he did little to effect it. He was accused of treating the Greek priests as serfs, since many of them were former serfs raised to their clerical status by Greek prelates desiring to lift the heavy burden the Franks could impose with their corvées on the local populace. Pope Honorius III excommunicated him and put his lands under interdict, as he did to Geoffrey for like disobedience to the pact. About 1223, Otto made a treaty with the pope by which he returned church lands, but kept church furnishings at the cost of an annual indemnity. A quota was also placed on the number priests proportional to the population of the community.
With Geoffrey, Otto embarked on a series of military adventures to consolidate mainland Greece. Together they took Acrocorinth (1209), Argos (1210), and Nauplia (1211). In compensation, he received two lordships in the Argolid: Argos and Damala. After the Italian crusaders Albertino and Rolandino of Canossa returned, their fief of Thebes was divided between Geoffrey and Otto. The city itself became Otto’s capital and the economic centre of his domains, due to its silk industry. He built a square tower, destroyed in the late nineteenth century, on the propylaea there and gave the city as a lordship to his nephew Guy. Athens itself remained Otto’s residence. There he lived in his castle atop the Acropolis, having converted the Parthenon into the Cathedral of Our Lady.
Otto established Cistercians from Bellevaux Abbey at Daphne. In 1225, he resigned the Duchy of Athens to his nephew Guy I de la Roche and returned home to Burgundy with his wife.

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