Coat-of-arms of Guillaume Bellier

(Principal informations : "Dictionnaire..." by Jougla de Morenas)


Guillaume Bellier, Master of the Hounds
 

 

Full name : Guillaume BELLIER ou BESLIER.

 

Death : c. 1449-1450.
 

Titles of nobility : Lord of Chérelles (Cérelles ? Indre-et-Loire), Savary (?) and La Renaudière (Maine-et-Loire).
 

Official and military functions : King's Master of the Hounds (1424), Squire, King's Steward, captain of the Chinon's Castle (1418-1429), bailli of Troyes (1429-1449).
 

Wife : c. 1420 Anne (or Marie), daughter of Jean de Maillé, Lord of La Rochebourdeuil, and Henriette Ourceau.

Shield-of-arms : Maybe Sable, a chevron Argent, with three garbs Or.

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

Comments :  Guillaume Bellier or Beslier, Lord of Chérelles, Savary and La Renaudière, was Master of the Hounds since 1424. Captain of Chinon's castle from 1418 till 1429, he accommodated Jeanne in his lodging house of Coudray during her stay to Chinon. He accompanied the royal army to the Coronation of Reims. Bailli of Troyes from 1429 till 1449, likely year of his death (replaced in his office on January 21, 1450). Married circa 1420 Anne de Maillé, daughter of Jean de Maillé, Lord of La Rochebourdeuil, and of Henriette Ourceau.