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Male Jacob Van Avesnes Click to view Jacob Van Avesnes in the family tree

Jacob was born about 1150 in Avesnes, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Jacob's father was Nicholas "Plukiel" d'Avesnes and his mother was Matilda de Lange Roche.  His paternal grandparents were Wautier I de Oisy and Ada de Mortagne; his maternal grandparents were Henri De La Roche and Matilda Von Limburg. He had two brothers and two sisters, named Fastre, Radulph, Adelaide and Ida.  He was the second oldest of the five children.  He died on September 7th, 1191 in Asoef in Palestine.

Jacob's family with Adelheid Van Guise

‌Jacob and Adelheid were married in a religious ceremony about 1180 in Guise, France.  They had four sons and three daughters, named Gautier II, Jacques, Guy, Bouchard, Ida, Adelaide and Mahaut.

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