House of Amanzé
Armorial bearingsBlasonnement : of mouths with three gold shells
The shells symbolize the pilgrimage with Saint-Jacques-with-Compostelle. A local legend allots the number of the shells to the number of the family members died out of Holy Land (however, the heraldic pieces of furniture very often go by three).
HistoryAmanzé was in the beginning a seigniory depending on the barons of Semur. In the 11th century, the lord of Amanzé (probably Guichard) took part in the First crusade.
From 1380, their history merges with that of Chauffailles, of which they become lords by the marriage of Jean II of Amanzé with Antonie de Villon. Amanzé were established there, made there build a castle, which will belong to the family until in 1741.
Amanzé are also related to the history of Bourbon-Lancy, of which they were captains and governors at the 17th century and 18th century. Was this load initially granted to Jean IV of Amanzé (? - 1609), baron of Semur and marshal of the Camps and Armies of the King, then with his son Gaspard .
In 1617, Amanzé was set up in Vicomté .
In addition, Guillaume II of Amanzé was lieutenant de Charles of Rochefoucauld, count of Randan and was taken part in the battle of Renty in 1554. Many family members were knights of the Ordre of Malta, and canon-counts of Lyon. A branch of the family is established in Gévaudan at the 17th century , and one also finds of Amanzé in Picardy .
List lords d' Amanzé
First house (11th century-13th century)
- Roger d' Amanzé (<1040- † >1050)
- Guichard d' Amanzé (<1088- † >1098)
- Rodolphe d' Amanzé (<1140- †?)
- Hugues d' Amanzé (<1160- †?)
- Pierre d' Amanzé (<1180- †?)
- Hugues II of Amanzé (<1215- †?) married to Alix of Vergy
- Alix d' Amanzé (<1235 - >1265)
Second house (13th century-15th century)
- Jean de Villon (<1250- † >1270)
- Pierre II of Amanzé (1270- † >1323) married to Isabeau of Dio in 1300
- Jean I of Amanzé (<1307- † >1370)
- Guillaume d' Amanzé (1327- † >1380) married in 1355 in Marguerite de Busseül
- Jean II of Amanzé (1360- † >1415) married in of 1386 with Antonie (or Antoinette) of Villon
- Guillaume II of Amanzé (1387- † >1458) married in 1405 in Marguerite of Semur - of Arcy
- Jacques d' Amanzé (1430- † >1497) married in 1462 in Etiennette de Chantemerle (family of the Sieve, and in 1477 with Filipino Damas - of Digoine
Lords d' Amanzé (16th century)
- Jean III of Amanzé (1470- † 1534), lord d' Amanzé, married to Béatrix Mitte de Chevriès
- Pierre d' Amanzé , lord d' Amanzé, Lieutenant of the Ordinances of the King, married in 1555 in Antoinette of Coligny (girl of Renaud de Coligny lord de Saligny, and of Jacqueline de Montboissier)
- Jean IV of Amanzé († 1609), baron d' Amanzé, Marshal of the Camps and Armies of King, Gouverneur of Bourbon-Lancy, married in 1595 in Isabeau d' Escars rams Roofs (girl of Jean d' Escars prince de Carency ), then in Francoise of Aubespin
- Gaspard d' Amanzé , Viscount of Amanzé, baron de Combles, general Lieutenant for the King with the Government of Burgundy, Governor of Bourbon-Lancy, married in 1630 in Francoise Jacquot de Mypont. Their children died young people.
Lords of Chauffailles (16th century-18th century)
- François d' Amanzé (1480- † 1533), lord de Chauffailles, married in 1505 in Catherine of Semur - the Pond
- François d' Amanzé (1510- † >1588), lord de Chauffailles, married in 1540 in Francoise of Choiseul-Notched joints-Dracy, and in 1562 in Gilberte de Busseül
- Guillaume d' Amanzé (<1544- † 1594), lord de Chauffailles, married in 1578 in Francoise of Guiche, lady of Corcheval
- Antoine (or Jean) of Amanzé , lord de Chauffailles, married in 1613 in Francoise of Damas, lady of Esthieugues
- Jacques d' Amanzé , baron de Chauffailles, married to Marie Anne Rollin
- Antoine d' Amanzé (1672- †?) married in 1715 in Cécile de Falcony
- Marie-Cecile d' Amanzé (1718- †?)
Sources: Site of genealogy, Site on the history of Amanzé and Généalogie of the family of Amanzé according to Large Armorial de France
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