Count of Ponthieu

The County of Ponthieu (French: Comté de Ponthieu, Latin: Comitatus Pontivi), centered on the mouth of the Somme, became a member of the Norman group of vassal states when Count Guy submitted to William of Normandy after the battle of Mortemer.[1][2] It eventually formed part of the dowry of Eleanor of Castile and passed to the English crown. Much fought-over in the Hundred Years' War, it eventually passed to the French royal domain, and the title Count of Ponthieu (comte de Ponthieu) became a courtesy title for the royal family.

Coat of arms of the Counts of Ponthieu

Counts and Countesses of PonthieuEdit


  1. ^ Odericus Vitalis. The ecclesiastical history of England and Normandy, Volume 1. p.152.
  2. ^ Dunbabin.France in the Making. Ch.4. The Principalities 888-987
  3. ^ Thomas Stapleton, 'Observations on the History of Adeliza, Sister of William the Conqueror', Archaeologia, Vol. 26 (J.B. Nichols & Sons, 1836), pp. 349-360
  4. ^ Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III Teilband 4 (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1989), Tafel 635
  5. ^ George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Peerage; or, A History of the House of Lords and all its Members from the Earliest Times, Vol. XI, ed. Geoffrey H. White (The St. Catherine Press, Ltd., London, 1949), p. 695


  • Dunbabin, Jean (2000). France in the Making 843-1180. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-820846-4.
  • Vitalis, Odericus (1853). Delisle, Leopold (ed.). London: Henry Bohn. ISBN 1-154-27527-2. {{cite book}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)