Title: World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1
Page: Tree #0650
Note: Customer pedigree. Source Media Type: Family Archive CD <p> NS070213 <p> NS076853 <p> NS072383
Publication: Release date: August 22, 1996
Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Title: tomated Archives - Automated Family Pedigrees #1
Title: Find A Grave
Page: Memorial# 102643365
Note: Darrell and Joan's 23rd great grandmother. C.omtesse de Ponthieu and d'Aumale
MARRIAGE: In November 1235, Blanche of Castile's nephew, King Ferdinand III of Castile, lost his wife, Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen , and Blanche's sister Berengaria of Castile, Ferdinand's mother, was concerned that her widowed son might involve himself in liaisons that were unsuited to his dignity as king. Berengaria determined to find Ferdinand another wife, and her sister Blanche (who was queen consort of France) suggested Joan of Dammartin, whose marriage to the king of Castile would keep her inheritance from falling into hostile hands (she had previousloy been promised to Henry III of England). In October 1237, at the age of about seventeen, Joan and Ferdinand were married in Burgos. Since Ferdinand already had seven sons from his first marriage to Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, there was little chance of Ponthieu being absorbed by Castile. They had four sons and one daughte. [Wilipedia]
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