Queen Melisende D' Edesse JERUSALEM
- Married: 1129, , , France
Another name for Melisende was JERUSALEM Queen.
Ancestral File Number: 9HM3-T1.
Queen of JERUSALEM.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams, Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch VIII
p180: "Geoffrey and Matilda were married at Le Mans, on June 9, 1129, by the Bishop of Avranches, in the presence of a brilliant assembly of nobles and prelates, and with the appearance of great popular rejoicing. After a stay there of three weeks, Henry returned to Normandy, and Matilda, with her husband and father-in-law, went to Angers. The jubilation with which the bridal partywas there received was no doubt entirely genuine. Already before this marriage an embassy from the kingdom of Jerusalem had sought out Fulk, asking him to come to the aid of the Christian state, and offering him the hand ofthe heiress of the kingdom with her crown. This offer he now accepted, and left the young pair in possession of Anjou..."
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p1025, Fulk: "Having taken as his new wife Melisende, daughter of King Baldwin II ofJerusalem, he succeeded his father- in-law in 1131. He was succeeded as king of Jerusalem by his son by Melisende, Baldwin III."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9HM3-T1, 9LCK-QS, and 9HPW-K5 Melisende D' EDESSE, Mar France.
Melisende married Count Fulk V ANJOU, son of Count Fulk Rechin IV ANJOU and Queen Bertrade De Montfort FRANCE, in 1129 in , , France. (Count Fulk V ANJOU was born in 1092 in Anjou, Isere, France, died about 10 Nov 1142-1143 in Jerusalem, Palestine, Israel and was buried in Church, Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem, Israel.)