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Rougemont (olim Rogemont)

Arms of the family: Rougemont (olim Rogemont)


« the golden lion gules “or” gules a lion rampant or armed and langued azure ; Crest: a lion or; support: two lions; CRI: to AVG!


Anima mea Dei, Vita mea Regi, Honos mihi


XIe century – XXIe century

Country or province of origin

Provinces of Bresse, Bugey, Savoy and Burgundy

Fiefs held

Rougemont, Corlier Lantenay, Corcelles, Izenave, Outria, Velliere, Chandée, Pierreclos, Bussie, Bussière, Bozas, Riverie, etc.


Rougemont Castle, chateau de Pierreclos


House de Rougemont (olim Rogemont), one of oldest families of Bugey and Bresse, is designated indifferently in and titles, XIe XIIe XIIIe centuries under the name Rogemont or Rougemont (roge meaning “Red” in Provençal). The knightly nobility of this House were authentically observed at various times on production of titles, and especially by judgments of maintained by the Parliament of Burgundy after the joining of the Bresse and Bugey in 1601.

She wears ” gules a lion rampant or armed and langued azure ; Crest: a lion or; Media: two lions; CRI: ‘ to AVG! . The coat of arms original of Rougemont House, as they are cited in a title of the Chartreuse de Portes 1 and reported by various sources 2 3 4 5, were: ” the golden lion gules “. ».

[hide] 1 The origins
2 Knightly extraction
3 The various branches
4 Notable characters
5 Notes
6 References
7 See also 7.1 Related Articles

The origins[Edit]

Coat of arms of the House of Rougemont in Bugey.
Some authors such as Samuel Guichenon6, Genealogist of the Roy Bresse, Dombes, Bugey, Valromey, had opinion that this House could have a common origin with the County of Burgundy (hereditary Viscounts of Besançon) House of Rougemont , whose weapons are ” Gold Eagle displayed gules, beaked, Member [and crowned] azure . However, no title “domestic” could not be found to confirm or refute this relationship, for which are nevertheless well presumptions. Note 1

The first traces of the Lords of Rogemont date from the end ofe century with the presence of André de Rogemont XI 7 8, Knight, vassal of the House of Baugé (Bagé), who is quoted as a witness and guarantee at the signing of a treaty passed to 1106 between Gaulseran IX de Baugé and the Bishop of Mâcon. During the installation of the carthusians at Meyriat 9 near Nantua (Bugey, Ain) in 1116, Rogemont warlords were already owners of their lands 10 and paid tribute to the House of Thoire.

Through the ages and the wars, the House of Rougemont was successively vassals of the houses of Thoire, Coligny, Thoire-Villars, and then of the counts and Dukes of Savoy, and the Kings of France finally.

The lordship of Rougemont was successively a single Lordship then a baronetcy before be erected in marquisate by letters patent of Louis XIV in June 1696. It is part of the diocese of Lyon and not from that of Geneva or of Belley.Note 2

Knightly extraction[Edit]

In his time, Samuel Guichenon, genealogist of the Roy Bresse, Dombes, Bugey, Valromey, had opinion that the family of Rougemont “is of the rank of those who did not lack preface because his seniority […]» “and other marks of honor speak easy for her. The House of Rougemont in Bugey is nobility of knightly extraction; its quality is so specific to the breed. Evidence of power and wealth in the middle ages, all members of the family were armed knights as shown by the various documents of the time. Some of a Lord of Rougemont in Bugey was first at the beginning of the XIIe siècle with Guillaume de Rogemont, Knight, probably son of André de Rogemont, Knight, quoted in a treaty in 1106.

Here are some elements of evidence ofknightly extraction of the family Note 3:
February 5, 1230, the recognition of Garnier de Rougemont made to Philip the bold through the Amédée County of Savoy confirms that this family is of Noble origin.11.
A Charter of April 1247 shows Josserand de Rougemont hired in the chapter of the Church of Saint-Paul de Lyon, sixth of the tithes of Aranc, renewed convention in 1248. Another Charter was signed between Guy de Rougemont and the chapter of St. Paul about the tithe of Aranc between 1248 and 1265.
In 1254, Garnier de Rougemont ceded the owned land within Meyriat, Corcelles and Ferrières in these same chartreux. The tribute will be followed in 1273 by Guillaume de Rougemont, houses Rougemont and sixty floors of Vienna’s annual pension.
Tribute to Guillaume de Rougemont is renewed in 1301. with more that of Bartholomew (June 3, 1301) with “reserve of what he owed the overlord” then Bo de Rougemont (20 June 1301). Jean recognised at the same date lige man of the Lords of Thoire-Villars, then followed the brothers Guillaume and Jean (18 October 1301). May 1st, 1311, Bartholomew acknowledged also the same Lords man-lige.
By letters patent of November 9, 131912Humbert de Thoire-Villars granted to Bartholomew de Rougemont, with all justices on its men and its land, to develop sinister forks. In 1336, Pierre de Rougemont made tribute to Humbert for the castle of the Veliere to Izenave. March 23, 1343, Bartholomew de Rougemont gave his strong House to his Overlord and received the allegiance.
February 12, 1392, Jean de Rougemont, Knight, made tribute to Humbert de Thoire-Villars to his Castle and village of Rougemont with all justices. Etc.

In addition, the book catalogs and arms of gentlemen who attended the holding of the States General of Duchy of Burgundy, approved on the last page by Messire D’HOZIER, referred to the Nobles from 1548 to 1682. It is in 1626 is present for the first time the family of Rougemont, Bugey and Pays de Gex was attached to the Duchy as in 1601. Evidence of nobility of the family are made repeatedly in 1618, 1668 and 1670 13. June 28, 1618, the confirmation of nobility of the family of Rougemont is based including documents dating back to 1466, citing among other members of the family, Rogemont Aymé, Knight, entitled to justice on the parishes ofAranc and Corlier.

The various branches[Edit]

Coat of arms of the various branches of the House de Rougemont in Bugey.

The main branches of the House de Rougemont in Bugey.
Some filiation is known from 1144 with Guillaume de Rogemont, Knight, Lord of Rogemont14 (see Château de Rougemont), probably son of André, vassal of the House of Thoire, who is mentioned in various deeds. His offspring is not known in its entirety, but the House provides several branches including:
the eldest branch that gave including two Knights cross during thee II (1147) ande VI (1240) Crusades15 16 before melting at the beginning of the XVIe century with Huguette Rogemont branch of the Rougemont de Pierreclos below,
the branch of The Horn which are from Lords Lantenay and the Veliere Izenave (Bugey, Ain) and some of whom distinguished themselves in XIVe century against the Maréchal de Vergy of the Duchy of Burgundy17. By testament, the seigneurie de Lantenay was reinstated to the elder branch,
the branch of the Lords of VIRY and Rathore en Genevois (Soral, Geneva), at the XIIIe , XIVe centuries, vassals of the counts of Geneva, lost the seigniory of Viry (Savoie) and its castle (it is the former Château de Viry, now destroyed) in favour of a younger branch of the House of SALLENÔVES, their creditor, who took the name therefore, Note 4
the branch of the Lords of the PLANET (Matafelon, Ain) in Bugey that died at the beginning of the XVe century in Rogemont Simone,
the branch of the VERNEAUX, which are from the Lords of Verneaux Ambutrix (Bugey, Ain) last Vidame (Vidomnes) of Bugey and who wore “of gules a lion rampant or, armed and langued azure” (has) 18. She died in 1620 in Hugues de ROGEMONT without posterity,
the branch of the Lords of LA TOUR DE PRIAY (Bugey, Ain), from the previous, died probably before the end ofe century XVIin Guy de Rogemont, without posterity.
the branches of Bennett and the GRINGALLETof the same shoot as the Verneaux and Tower of Priay, settled in Geneva where the second played an important role in the liberation of the city of Geneva19. They were both off in the XIXe century,
Branch PIERRECLOS which originate the Lords of Pierreclos, Bussy, Bussière and the toll of Menon (Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire), baron of CHANDÉE near Bourg en Bresse (Vandeins, Ain) and count of Rougemont. She swooped in 1503, by dispensation of his Holiness Pope Julius II, in the eldest branch that brought him various Lordships of the Val de Rougemont (seigneuries de Rougemont, Lantenay, Corcelles, Izenave, etc.) (Bugey, Ain). She was carrying broken weapons: at the lion d’Or, armed, langued gules and azure vilene”(b) 20 (likely condition to this alliance). She carried to the XVIe century the load of the lieutenancy of the Dombes and gave two Knights of theOrder of the King. This branch became extinct at the beginning of the XVIIIe century Guillaume and Bertrand de ROGEMONT, canons-counts of Lyon in 164521.
Branch The LIÈGUE, installed in drill since the end of thee century XIV, which come from Lords of the Liègue, comte de BOZAS and baron of RIVERIE (drill, Loire). She burst into the House of BRON (Lyon, Rhône) which she had to bear the name and arms. She wore torn: “1 and 4, Gold Fess wavy of sand (the Liègue); 2 and 3, or Fess gules, issuant in Chief lion (from Bron)’ (c). A few times, we find the addition of a shield ” gules a lion d’Or ” or ” gules a lion rampant or armed and langued azure » « of Rougemont en Bresse » »22 23. It provides including two Canon-counties in Lyon, Antoine and Guillaume de Bron – Liègue in 157324. This branch died in 1673 in Claude-Charles de Bron (Bron-Rougemont), without issue.
Finally, the remaining branch of MONGEFOND (Bresse), bearing interchangeably ” gules a lion d’Or ” or ” gules a lion rampant or armed and langued azure “, gave many Knights and squires.

Notable characters[Edit]
Geoffroy de Rogemont, Knight crossed IIe crusade. He was a younger son of Guillaume de Rogemont, Knight and Lord of Rogemont. He followed his Overlord, Amédée III, count of Savoy, in 1147.
Geoffroy de Rogemont, Knight cross of VIe crusade (different from the previous one). A letter from the month of March 1240 tells us that, at this date, ‘ located at Ascalon in a pressing need for money, he solicited with four other Knights the guarantee of Thibaud, count of Champagne, for a sum of 300 pounds that them was André Canali, merchant Genoese, which was given to them by this prince » 25
Antoine de Rougemont, Knight of theOrder of the King. He was captain of an army of fifty men at arms. It has 2 September 1562 by letter patent du Duc de Nemours, Lieutenant-General to the King in Burgundy and Lyon, of the lieutenancy of the Dombes. He built the fortifications of Trévoux and other cities of the Dombes. He is buried, with his wife, Claudine de Clugny, to the Church Saint-Vincent de Mâcon, at the tomb of the Bletterans.
Balthazar de Rougemont, Rougemont (ca 1570-1635) and DUELIST called «franc eclaircisseur» County in the Court of the King. His conversion was one of the first miracles of saint Vincent de Paul then Abbot of Châtillon-les-Dombes (Dombes, Ain) in 1617, as reported in the various biographies of the saint 26 27 Note 5. He transformed his castle of Chandée in hospital for the body and for the soul, and obtained of the chapter of Saint John (Lyon) permission to expose the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. He made numbers donations to the convents and monasteries of the region. He wore for the rest of his life the habit of Capuchin with which he was buried. Note 6
François de Rougemont, Baron of Chandée. He voluntarily served in the armies ofGermany and Flanders under the Duke of Enghien. In 1645, he is the banner of the slight chivalry of this same Duke. He commanded the battle of Mardick. He was wounded in the head and shoulder a musket. He served also in Catalonia.28

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4 Responses to House of Rougemont

  1. Doug Shand says:

    I have an French 18th century wax seal fob with a coat of arms engraved on it and heraldically it would be described as “Gules a lion rampant” I would like to correspond and send photos to someone who is knowledgeable enough to perhaps identify and/or confirm that it is or is not the Rougemont arms

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