House of Rougé

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The de Rougé family whose former name was des Rues is a family of the French nobility from Anjou, dating back to the 14th century.[1]

Origins[edit]

the proven filiation of the de Rougé family is established with Huet des Rues, married in 1375 with Jeanne d'Erbrée[1] or with Jean II des Rues, married in 1421 with Jeanne d’Orvaux.[2]

The des Rues family used the name de Rougé at the beginning of the 16th century after that the older family of the same name de Rougé (known since 1045 became extinct.[1][2]

The link between the des Rues family and the former de Rougé family is not proven.[1][2]

Pierre des Rues, who was confirmed noble in 1667 with proof dating back to 1530, was at the origin of two branches.[1][2]

Notable family members[edit]

  • Pierre François de Rougé (1702-1761), marquis of Rougé, French general.
  • Gabriel-Louis de Rougé (1729-1772), abbot, vicar-general and bishop of Périgueux (1772).
  • Bonabes VI de Rougé (1778-1839), Peer of France in 1815.
  • Adrien de Rougé (1782-1838), Peer of France in 1827.

Plessis-Bellière elder branch extinct in 1794 :

  • Jacques de Rougé du Plessis-Bellière (1602-1654), French general
  • Catherine de Rougé du Plessis-Bellière (1707-1794), duchess of Elbeuf, princess of Lorraine after her marriage in 1747 with Emmanuel Maurice prince of Lorraine, duke of Elbeuf.
  • Gabriel-François de Rougé (1729-1786), french general.

cadet branch :

  • Alain de Rougé (1871-1936)]], Member of the French Parliament.
  • Arthur de Rougé (1844-1913), count of Rougé, spanish duke of Caylus and Grandee of Spain in 1893 (by inheritance of the family Robert de Lignerac). He had no son and the title of duke of Caylus in Spain to the Dampierre family ).[1]

Lordships held by the de Rougé family[edit]

Les Rues, Le Plessis-Bellière, Chenillé-Changé, La Guerche (Anjou), Moreuil, Villers-aux-Érables, Guyencourt, Faÿ-lès-Nemours, Courtimont, Le Plessis-Courtimont, Roisson, Les Touches, Le Theil-de-Bretagne, Le Teilleul, La Mauvesière, Le Bignon, Sainte Scolace, Vauregnoust, Lorière, Marigné, Le Plessis-Gaudin, La Bellière, Le Bois, La Cour-du-Bois, Maigné, Chigné, Les Mortiers, Dissé, La Courtaillé, La Gauberdière, Les Feuges, Launay, Le Bouays, La Chapelle-Glain, Neuville, La Roche d'Iré, Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, Rouaibile, La Cornouaille, Pontcallec, Gastines, Valençon, Saint-Pierre-Montlimart, La Frébaudière, Langeron, Le May, Montfaucon, Vienne-le-Château, Cholet, Chemillé, Le Tremblay, La Cour de La Raye, Rostrenen, Kerjean, Hervillé, Moyencourt, Hardecourt-aux-bois, La Maison-Rouge, etc.Template:Refsou

Castles held by the de Rougé family[edit]

Bois-Dauphin à Précigné, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Moreuil, Guyencourt-sur-Noye, Villers-aux-Érables, Coetmen, en Tréméven[disambiguation needed], Tonquédec, Baronville, Dinteville, La Maison-Rouge, Mesnil-Voysin, Bonaban, La Bellière, Le Charmel, La Guerche, Roche d'Iré, Courtimont, Faÿ-lès-Nemours, Pontcallec, Tremblay-sur-Mauldre, Rostrenen, Kerjean, Saint-Symphorien-des-Monts, Tressé, Les Essarts, en Vendée, Les Bouysses, dans le Quercy etc.

Notable alliances of the des Rues de Rougé family[edit]

d'Erbrée (1375), de Vrigné (1388), d'Orveaux (1421), du Boys (1447), d'Anès (1477), Foureau (1510), du Vieille (1554), de la Cour (1589), Jousseaume (1637), Petiteau (1683), de Chérité (1660), Prezeau de Guilletière (1700), de Coëtmen (1749), de Rochechouart de Mortemart (1777), de Crussol d'Uzès (1804), de Sainte-Maure-Montausier, Cadeau d'Acy, de Colbert-Chabanais, (1880), Martel (1896), de Cardevac d'Havrincourt, de Pastoret, de Francqueville (1842), Niverlet, de Kérouartz, de Forbin d'oppède (1809), de Tramecourt (1828), de Beauffort (1874), Budes de Guébriant (1839), de Nicolaï (1872), Robert de Lignerac de Caylus (1779), de La Porte de Riantz (1808), de Saint-George de Vérac (1833), de Rohan-Chabot (1880), de Ganay, Hutteau d'Origny (1869), Maigne de La Gravière (1872), de Lespinay (1850), Ferron de La Ferronnays (1888), de Charnières (1857), d'Oilliamson, de Malortie etc.[1]

Titles[edit]

  • Peer of France (1815 and 1827).[3]
  • Marquess Peer (1817 confirmed 1825).[3]
  • Baron Peer (1830).[3]
  • Duke of Caylus with Grandee of Spain (from 1893 to 1913 for only one member) extinct.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Henri Jougla de Morenas, Grand Armorial de France, tome VI page 74.
  2. ^ a b c d Jean-Baptiste Jullien de Courcelles, Histoire généalogique et héraldique des pairs de France, volume 8, page 220.
  3. ^ a b c d Dictionnaire de la noblesse française, 1975, page 878

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