Coat-of-arms of Jacques de Dinan

(Principal information : armorial  Berry Herald, armorial Le Blancq, "Nobiliaire et armorial de Bretagne" by P. de Courcy)

acques de Dinan, Lord of Beaumanoir.


Full name : Jacques de DINAN.

Death : April 30, 1444.

Titles of nobility : Lord of Beaumanoir (in Évran, Côtes d'Armor) and Montafilan (in Corseul, Côtes d'Armor).

Official and military functions : governor of Sablé (1425), King's Great Wine Waiter (grand bouteillier) in 1427.

Father : Charles de Dinan († 1418).

Mother : Jeanne de Beaumanoir.

Paternal grandfathers : Roland V de Dinan († 1364) and Jeanne de Craon.

Maternal grandfathers : Jean de Beaumanoir († 1366/67) and Marguerite de Rohan.

Wife : Catherine de Rohan (daughter of Alain IX, Viscount of Rohan and Porhoët, and Marie or Marguerite de Bretagne).

Descendants : Françoise de Dinan (1436-1499) Lady of Montafilan, married  1° Gilles de Bretagne, 2° Guy XIV de Laval, 3° Jean de Proisy.

Shield-of-arms : Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules, a fess of four pieces Ermine, and six roundels Ermine put 3.3 (Dinan), 2nd and 3rd Azure, eleven billets Argent put 4.3.4 (Beaumanoir).

Crest : maybe, like his father, a lion’s head Or in a vol Ermine on a cap of maintenance Gules turn up Ermine, mantled Ermine doubled Gules.

Motto : « Hary avant ».

Presence at the side of Joan of Arc in  : Patay, Reims.

Comments : Jacques de Dinan, Lord of Beaumanoir and Montafilan, was the fifth son of Charles de Dinan, Lord of Montafilan, and of his third wife, Jeanne de Beaumanoir. He married Catherine de Rohan, daughter of Alain IX, viscount of Rohan and of Marguerite de Bretagne. Governor of Sablé in 1425, Great Wine Waiter of the King in 1427, he was in the Brittany army who accompanied the Constable of France, Richemont, to the battle of Patay, on June 18, 1429. Died on April 30, 1444.