Name: *Pons III of Toulouse
Name: Pons of Toulouse
Birth: ABT 991 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France 1
Death: ABT 1060 in Toulouse, France 2
Burial: St. Sernin, Toulouse, France 1
Occupation: BET 1037 AND 1061 Count of Toulouse & Albi 2
Occupation: Margrave of Provence 1
Pons (II) William (991 – 1060) was the Count of Toulouse from 1037. He was the eldest son and successor of William III Taillefer and Em ma of Provence. He thus inherited the title marchio Provincć. He is kno wn to have owned many allods and he relied on Roman, Salic, and Gothic law .
Already in 1030, he possessed a lot of power in the Albigeois. In 1037, he gave many allodial churches and castles, including one half of th at of Porta Spina, in the Albigeois, Nimois, and Provence as a bridal gi ft to his wife Majore.
In 1038, he split the purchase of the Diocese of Albi with the Trencavel family. In 1040, he donated property in Diens to Cluny. In 1047, he first a ppears as count palatine in a charter donating Moissac to Cluny.
Pons married first wife, Majore, b. 1022. She died in 1044. In 1045, he ma rried, Almodis de La Marche, former wife of Hugh V of Lusignan, but he t oo repudiated her in 1053. His only child by Majore, Pons the Younger, d id not inherit his county and march. His eldest sons by Almodis, Willi am IV and Raymond IV, originally just count of Saint-Gilles, succeeded h im in turn. His son Hugh became abbot of Saint-Gilles. He had one daughte r, Almodis, who married the Count of Melgueil.
Pons died in Toulouse and was buried in Saint-Sernin, probably late in 10 60 or early in 1061.
Father: *William III Taillefer of Toulouse b: ABT 965 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
Mother: *Emma of Provence b: ABT 975 in Toulouse, France
Mayor of Navarre b: ABT 1022 in Spain
Sancha Ramírez b: 1039 in Aragon, Spain
*Almodis La Marche b: 1020 in Toulouse, France
- Hugues of Toulouse b: in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, France
- *William IV of Toulouse b: ABT 1040 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, France
- *Almodis of Toulouse b: 1042 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, France
- Raymond IV of Toulouse b: 1052 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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