James of Avesnes

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James of Avesnes
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Spouse(s) Adela of Guise
Noble family House of Avesnes
Father Nicholas d'Oisy, Lord of Avesnes
Mother Matilda de la Roche
Born 1152
Died 7 September 1191(1191-09-07)

James (also Jacques or Jacob; 1152 – 7 September 1191) was a son of Nicholas d'Oisy, Lord of Avesnes and Matilda de la Roche. He was the lord of Avesnes, Condé, and Leuze from 1171. He participated in the Third Crusade as leader of a detachment of French, Flemish, and Frisian soldiers which arrived in the Holy Land in 1189. He died there at the Battle of Arsuf in 1191.

He married Adela (died 1185), daughter of Bouchard of Guise, and was the father of:

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