Ferdinand III King of CASTILE Eleanor of CASTILE Jean DE NESLE Mini tree diagram

Joan of Ponthieu DE DAMMARTIN4,3,3

also known as Jeanne of PONTIEU2

12201,3,3 - 15th Mar 12791,3

Life History


Born in Dammartin, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France.1,3,3


Married Ferdinand III King of CASTILE in Castile, Spain.1,3


Birth of daughter Eleanor of CASTILE in Burgos, Burgos, Castilla-Leon, Spain.5,3

30th May 1252

Death of Ferdinand III King of CASTILE.2


Married Jean DE NESLE.3

after 15th Mar 1278/9

Buried in Abbey of Valloires, Argoules, Picardie, France.3

15th Mar 1279

Died in Abbeville, Somme, Picardie, France.1,3

Other facts


Also Known As2: Joan de Dammartin.1,2


  • Joan is known by several names, which may be confusing to somereaders.  She is commonly reported as Joan of Pontieu, but her namemay be given in the French form, Jeanne of Ponthieu.  The Dutch formis Johanna.  "Eleanor was born in Castile, Spain, daughter of SaintFerdinand, King of Castile and Leon and his second wife, Jeanne,Countess of Ponthieu"
    --  Wikipedia, "Eleanor of Castile,"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Castile

    She is also identified with her place of birth Dammartin, as in hersurname on the memorial on Find a Grave.

    Jeanne de Dammartin
    Birth 1220
    Death Mar. 16, 1279

    French and Spanish Nobility. Queen of Castile. Born the eldestdaughter of Simon de Dammartin and Marie de Ponthieu. She marriedFerdinand III of Castile in 1235 and bore him five children, includingEleonore, later Queen of England. She succeeded her father as Countessof Aumale in 1239 and her mother as Countess of Ponthieu and Montreuilin 1251. After Ferdinands death she quarreled with her stepson AlfonsoX of Castile over the lands and income she should have received asdowager queen. Due to her strained relations with Alfonso she returnedto Ponthieu where she married Jean de Nesle in 1261.

    Simon de Dammartin (1180 - 1239)
    Marie de Ponthieu (1199 - 1250)
    Spouse Ferdinand of Castile (1201 - 1252)
    Daughter Eleanor of Castile (1241 - 1290)

    Burial Abbey of Valloires, Argoules, Departement de la Somme,Picardie, France

    Created by Lutetia Dec 26, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #102643365,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102643365

    Joan of Dammartin (French: Jeanne de Dammartin; c. 1220 - 16 March1279) was Queen consort of Castile and León (1252), suo jure Countessof Ponthieu (1251-1279) and Aumale (1237-1279). Her daughter, theEnglish queen Eleanor of Castile, was her successor in Ponthieu.  Herson and co-ruler in Aumale, Ferdinand II, Count of Aumale, predeceasedher, so she was succeeded by her grandson John I, Count of Aumale,deceased at the Battle of Courtrai, 11 July 1302.

    Joan was the eldest daughter of Simon of Dammartin, Count of Ponthieu(1180- 21 September 1239) and his wife Marie of Ponthieu, Countess ofMontreuil (17 April 1199- 1251).  Her paternal grandparents wereAlberic II, Count de Dammartin and Mahaut de Clermont, daughter ofRenaud de Clermont, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, and Clémence deBar.  Her maternal grandparents were William IV of Ponthieu and Alys,Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France and Constanceof Castile.
    -- "Joan, Countess of Ponthieu," Wikipedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan,_Countess_of_Ponthieu


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • David Schuster,
  • 2. Wikipedia
    • "Ferdinand III of Castile,"
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Electronic 1997
    • Name: Name: Copyright (c) 1996 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. AllRights Reserved;;
    • "Eleanor OF CASTILE"
  • 5. Wikipedia
    • "Edward I of England,"

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